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KYPRIANOS M170

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Vatican Coptic Papyrus 1
Rome, Vatican, Biblioteca del Vaticano Copt. 51 (previous number)

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Sortition oracle

Contents:

1. pp. 1-24: Sortition Oracle; surviving lots go from 21-219.

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Language(s):

Egyptian (Coptic)

Script(s):

Coptic

Dialect:

Sahidic

Language/dialect notes:
Date: question mark icon Dates are CE unless preceded by a minus sign <->, in which case they are BCE. 601 – 800
Date notes:

van Lantschoot 1956; p. 36. TM (29/7/2019)

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State of edition:

Published

Image: https://digi.vatlib.it/view/MSS_Pap.Vat.copt.1

Form:

Codex

Material:

Papyrus

Dimensions (cm): Height: 15.5 Width: 11.5 Depth:
Dimensions (notes):

Meyer & Smith (1999: p. 251).

Folding pattern:
State of preservation:

Fragmentary. First folio almost entirely lost.

Pages/Columns: question mark icon Total surviving columns in the manuscript for rolls, sheets and rotuli; total number of pages for codices.

24

Pages/Columns (notes):

24 surviving pages (12 folios); original size at least 44 pages. 1 column per page. 2 folios (=4 pages) lost at beginning, and 8 folios (16 pages) lost between folios 7 and 8 (Lantschoot 1956: p. 36).

Hand:

Findspot:

Egypt (?)

(TM places ID: 49)
Place of purchase: (TM places ID: )
Writingspot:

Egypt (?)

(TM places ID: 49)
Present Location:

Rome, Vatican, Biblioteca del Vaticano

Collection History:

Brought to Rome by Silvestro Guidi, prior to 1837 (van Lantschoot 1956: p. 35). Presumably purchased by the Vatican Library from him at some time afterwards.

Trismegistos collection: question mark icon Page on the database Trismegistos collections for the institution which currently houses the manuscript. 348
Collection website: https://atlas.paths-erc.eu/manuscripts/6387

Notes/Discussion:

Described in ACM as an example of the Sortes Sanctorum, but the note on Trismegistos (probably by F Naether) states that “this is not the lot oracle Sortes Sanctorum / Apostolorum”; on this point see Klingshirn 2002: 76-130.

Trismegistos mistakenly states that this text appears as no. 56 in Pernigotti, Sergio. “La magia copta: i testi.” In Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt II 18.5, edited by W. Hasse and H. Temporini. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1995.

Bibiliography
Editions:

Rosellini, Hippolyte, Maria Ungarelli. Elementa linguae Aegyptiacae vulgo Copticae quae auditoribus suis in patrio athenaeo Pisano tradebat Hippolytus Rosellinus, 1837, p.127-135 (selections).

★ van Lantschoot, Arnold. “Une collection sahidique de ‘sortes sanctorum’.” Le Muséon 69 (1956): 35-52


Translations:

Meyer, Marvin W., and Richard Smith. Ancient Christian Magic: Coptic Texts of Ritual Power. Princeton (New Jersey): Princeton University Press, 1999, p. 251-256, no. 126.

Pernigotti, Sergio. Testi della magia copta, Imola: Editrice La Mandragora, 2000, p. 87-91, no. 56.


General:

Klingshirn, W.B. “Defining the Sortes Sanctorum: Gibbon, Du Cange, and Early Christian Lot Divination,” Journal of Early Christian Studies 10 (2002): 76-130.


Trismegistos ID:

100014

PAThs: 6387
PGM: question mark icon Papyri Gracae Magicae SM: question mark icon Supplementum Magicum GEMF: question mark icon Greek and Egyptian Magical Formularies (forthcoming) ACM: question mark icon Ancient Christian Magic

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Bélanger Sarrazin: question mark icon Bélanger-Sarrazin. “Catalogue des textes magiques coptes” AKZ: question mark icon Ausgewählte koptische Zaubertexte CBd: question mark icon Campbell-Bonner Magical Gems Database Mert.-Pack: question mark icon Mertens-Pack online database
Van H: question mark icon van Haelst, Catalogue des papyrus littéraires Bruyn-Dijkstra: question mark icon de Bruyn and Dijkstra, “Greek Amulets and Formularies (Checklist)" TheDefix: question mark icon Thesaurus Defixionum To Zodion:
Edit History:

MPS (29/7/2019); KD (12/11/2020)


How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP M170," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/manuscript/kyp-m170. Accessed on 18/05/2024

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